Why Did the Author Cross the Aisle? Some thoughts on Genre-Hopping by Special Guest, Author Fred Limberg

Author Fred Limberg

I guess that’s what it’s called—genre hopping—when a writer doesn’t stick to one single category. Apparently we’re not supposed to do this. I can’t refer to the exact blog posts or writerly advice articles that caution against it, but they seem quite adamant that as you build your platform and bolster your brand, you will confuse people if you don’t stick to one aisle of the virtual bookstore.

Now, I don’t pretend to be anything other than an indie author with one book out and a number of others in the pipeline, and am no sort of expert on the inner-workings of the publishing industry. Nor do I have any pretense of being either media savvy or adept at anything technological other than banging out a yarn on my keyboard.

I’m an author—not an authority. Continue reading “Why Did the Author Cross the Aisle? Some thoughts on Genre-Hopping by Special Guest, Author Fred Limberg”

Links of Interest

Not that Indies Unlimited isn’t fascinating enough, but maybe you wonder what else is going on. Here are some links to other blogs and sites you just may wish to check out:

Looking for a Halloween movie recommendation? Author Erik Gustafson shares info on one of his faves. I think you may be surprised.

Author Ey Wade has a great-looking new website. Check it out!

One of your usual stops if you’re looking for a good read should be Book Junkie Reviews.

Author Tim Greaton receives a pretty special letter.

Poet and author Y. I. Washington delivers a little taste of her work.

My novel, “Upgrade” receives a wonderful review from Sue Palmer. *blush*

What’s the difference between horror and thriller? Author R. G. Porter weighs in.

Author and Paranormal Investigator Linda Prather offers up a short story.

Jonathan Maberry snags an interview with Smashwords legend Mark Coker.

Author M. J. Neary Announces Her Latest Title, “Martyrs and Traitors”

Kidnapped and held at gunpoint by his former IRB comrades, Bulmer Hobson, the misunderstood antihero of 1916, denounces the ill-fated Easter Rising he had tried to prevent. While his captors joke about shooting him and dumping his body on the railroad tracks, his terrified fiancee roams the chaos-ravaged city in search of him. Fifteen years of political rivalry, international conspiracy, botched love affairs, and taunting promises of glory culminate in a bloody showdown. Once branded ‘the most dangerous man in Ireland’ by the police, Hobson is about to be deleted from history. Based on historical accounts, Martyrs and Traitors is an intimate glance into the conflicted and shattered heart of Ireland’s discredited patriot.

“Neary’s latest imaginative foray into historical fiction introduces us to a broad tapestry of fighters for Irish freedom. This is not your usual recounting of the Rebellion. Here you will find Quakers and Countesses, actresses and aristocrats—all of whom are bound together by the desire to define their nation on its own terms.” ~Meghan Walsh, Managing Editor of The Recorder

Learn more at the website.

Meet the Author: Valerie Douglas

Author Valerie Douglas

Valerie is among a handful of authors who cross genres with ease. She writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and even erotic romance under her pseudonym V.J. Devereaux.

Valerie describes herself as a fan of authors from almost every genre, from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. See what I did there? Kind of an A -Z thing, except there’s no “Z” in the list.  (Note to self: Do not adopt pseudonym starting with letter Z.)

Valerie lives among a veritable menagerie of animals, including two dogs, four cats, an African clawed frog, and a husband. Continue reading “Meet the Author: Valerie Douglas”